Ben Gluck

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Ben Gluck
Born Benjamin Gluck
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality United States American
Occupation Animator, Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Voice Actor, Producer
Years active 1999 - Present
Agent ICM
Notable work 9, Alpha and Omega,
Man's Best Friend
Awards Walter Lantz Award
Best Animated Short, New York Independent Film Festival

Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American Screenwriter and Director working in animation feature films and television.


Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Benjamin Gluck attended California Institute of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Animation. While at Calarts, his student film, Man’s Best Friend, a satirical spoof on life and love in the Garden of Eden, garnered awards and accolades in the American and International Film circuit and premiered nationwide on MTV's Cartoon Sushi network show. This film provided him with a full scholarship from Walt Disney Studios.

Gluck then joined Walt Disney Studios where he served for a decade working in the animation story department on the films Dinosaur, Emperor’s New Groove, and Home on the Range. He served as Head of Story on Bambi II which led him to direct his first film for video release, Brother Bear 2.

Gluck then began working on independent animated and international productions. He was the Head of Story on 9, executive produced by Tim Burton. This work led to direct his first feature film, Alpha and Omega, a 3D animated feature film by Lionsgate Films and Crest India. This film has been reported to be their highest-grossing animated film to date and developed some cult status, followed by eight follow-up films. Gluck was personally hired by George Lucas to develop feature film properties and Tyler Perry. Gluck's most recent work was as a storyboard artist on the Salma Hayek produced animated feature film, The Prophet (2014 film).


Feature Films

Year Film Role Job
2000 Dinosaur Story Artist
2003 Piglet's Big Movie Story Artist
2004 Home on the Range Story Artist
2006 Bambi II Additional Voices Head of Story
2006 Brother Bear 2 Raccoon #2 (Voice) Director
2009 9 Head of Story
2010 Yogi Bear Story Artist
2010 Alpha and Omega Radio Announcer (Uncredited) Director, Story
2015 The Prophet (2014 film) Story Artist

Short Films

Year Film Role Job
1990 Cimoc Koob Director, Animator
1992 Monster Under My Bed Director, Animator
1998 Man's Best Friend Snake (voice) Director, Writer, Animator


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